I followed through on my plan. After reading the wikipedia page on perfume, I went to a ton of department and drugs stores trying out as many testers as I could before the counter ladies started bugging me.
Like guerrilla shopping.
Ended up getting a knock-off at a dollar store first because it was pretty close to what I imagined, even being that cheap.
Then when I was about to give up I checked one last place and instead of being heckled a lady let me test a few. I picked something elegant, amber and just barely floral.
I won't wrap it, but I'll wait until Christmas to apply it.